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post #80311 of 117993
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Originally Posted by PointDexter2014 View Post
 

I am wondering if these items meet the basic post worthy requirements.

 

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Armani Collezioni Luxury 

 

PRL Madras

 

 

 

Ferragamo Pebble Grain

 

Alden 

 

 

 

J&M Crown Aristocraft Black 8.5D (Vintage)

 

IMHO, the J&M and Armani are the only ones that should have been left out, although both are fine for personal use.  If you're planning on flipping/trading, mind mentioning what size those Aldens are?  (11E? :inlove:)

 

 

Anyway, on to my questions.  Aside from the pickups I posted about earlier, I found that several suits and sportcoats with the label shown below were still on the rack.  Is this anything good?  I've never seen it before.

 

 

Also, this was probably a mistake to pickup, given that the lapels are large enough that a strong gust of wind from the right direction get get the wearer airborne, but given the label and extremely low price, I had to pick it up.  Any idea as to age?

 

 

 

 

That's not really a Paul Stuart from 1947, right?

post #80312 of 117993
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Originally Posted by DanM View Post
 

IMHO, the J&M and Armani are the only ones that should have been left out, although both are fine for personal use.  If you're planning on flipping/trading, mind mentioning what size those Aldens are?  (11E? :inlove:)

 

 

Anyway, on to my questions.  Aside from the pickups I posted about earlier, I found that several suits and sportcoats with the label shown below were still on the rack.  Is this anything good?  I've never seen it before.

 

 

Also, this was probably a mistake to pickup, given that the lapels are large enough that a strong gust of wind from the right direction get get the wearer airborne, but given the label and extremely low price, I had to pick it up.  Any idea as to age?

 

 

 

 

That's not really a Paul Stuart from 1947, right?

 

Thx for the feedback.  The Alden's are Sz 9.5D.  First pair I've come across thrifting here in Dallas.  I do have a pair of AE loafers in Sz 11.5D.

post #80313 of 117993
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Originally Posted by PointDexter2014 View Post

Thx for the feedback.  The Alden's are Sz 9.5D.  First pair I've come across thrifting here in Dallas.  I do have a pair of AE loafers in Sz 11.5D.

Horrible, those Alden's. I'll take the off your hands though. wink.gif
post #80314 of 117993
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Originally Posted by tonylamer View Post
 

 

The thing that you have to understand about this thread is that although some of us go to stores looking for cool stuff to wear and sell, we don't want to think of ourselves as the shady guys with carts piled high thumbing through racks of women's pants looking for something to flip for $5.

 

 

 

Haha. Today I caught a glimpse of this first-hand: in a GW, I found a super-recent Canali glenplaid jacket, and after scouring the racks, couldn't find the pants. The tag indicated it was part of this week's haul. Thinking it may have been put out that very morning, and the pants were about to follow, I posted up near where they put the rack as it comes out of the back, because another one was on its way. 

 

It was a savage tasteless feeding frenzy! Old-ass men with carts piled high, elbowing each other out of the way to be the first to grab that pair of Walmart sneakers. I totally had such a bad taste in my mouth as I head-faked the one old Gerry with a pair of NWT Haggar khakis and kneecapped the other with an imitation chinese Coach purse filled with old tom clancy paperbacks just to be the first guy to determine that no, the matching pants were not on that rack, either. It's a dog-eat-dog world out there. 

post #80315 of 117993
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Originally Posted by PointDexter2014 View Post

I am wondering if these items meet the basic post worthy requirements.

There's over 80,000 posts to see how and what people post on this thread. If you post not spectacular items, then half of the Wikipedia entry on them, and then double post spam, do you expect people to not be annoyed by you?

Don't get butt hurt about it. It's the way of the interwebs. Now you know.
post #80316 of 117993
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Originally Posted by My Main Man View Post

Authenticity check, please?

Versace Polo Shirt

Fake.
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Originally Posted by Duke63 View Post

Only thing I managed to find today was a pair of Borrelli jeans but I'm not sure if they're authentic. Anyone here able to help?

Real!
post #80317 of 117993
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Originally Posted by tonylamer View Post
 

And don't buy ties. This thread can't taken another '90s Talbott tie. And, like airplane maintenance, thrifting ties should be left strictly to trained personnel.

Mind explaining why ties are a bad buy? I'm not "in the game" at all but I'm just curious as an observer. It seems like high-end used ties command pretty good prices on eBay, the margins are high, and you don't have to worry about difficult measurements and sizing like you would for selling  suit or even a shirt. 

Stick to the rare big name brands and you will do fine with ties. Just dont buy a ton of BB or Polo crap. Here are a few to start with that are sure wins if bought at $5

 

Charvet

RLPL

Brioni

Ricci

Chanel/Dior

Versace Logos

Hermes

Recent Zegna

post #80318 of 117993
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Stick to the rare big name brands and you will do fine with ties. Just dont buy a ton of BB or Polo crap. Here are a few to start with that are sure wins if bought at $5

Charvet
RLPL
Brioni
Ricci
Chanel/Dior
Versace Logos
Hermes
Recent Zegna

Of course agreed with that, but Warning: eBay talk! (Click to show)
I do fairly well with BB for most of the time...Polo too.
If Im paying under five for a BB or Polo tie, I take the risk every time. Talbott, not so hot but still something. Funny enough, it seems like I sell BB better than Zegna.
post #80319 of 117993
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post
 

Stick to the rare big name brands and you will do fine with ties. Just dont buy a ton of BB or Polo crap. Here are a few to start with that are sure wins if bought at $5

 

Charvet

RLPL

Brioni

Ricci

Chanel/Dior

Versace Logos

Hermes

Recent Zegna

 

I think the exception to this is staple patterns. I do really well with Repp ties.

post #80320 of 117993

There are exceptions to every rule. I had 5 or six of these, but can't find the listings anymore.

 

 

post #80321 of 117993
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

There are exceptions to every rule. I had 5 or six of these, but can't find the listings anymore.

 

 

 

Lesson here? Pick up ridiculous looking RTBOC ties.

post #80322 of 117993
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Originally Posted by Acme View Post
 

 

+1,000.

 

Though once or twice a year I get lucky and come away with one of these:

 

 

Do you ever use hangers like that with wire/metal on top?  I snagged a box of nice wooden hangers and found 5-6 of these in there.  A little worried about some sort of metal flake / contamination on the coats.  Also had a few short hangers with what looks like a small toilet paper roll on the end.. Do folks use these for ties?
 

post #80323 of 117993

Bits and bobs from yesterday and today. All available unless otherwise marked. Barbour, Paul Stuart, CdG, Canali Kei and Rogue Territory are all firsts for me.

 

AE Charleston, 11D

 

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Barbour rust-coloured single-pleat cords, 44.

 

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Barbour sweater, 42"/107cm... second pic is more accurate colour-wise

 

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Biltmore donegal tweed hat, 7 1/4

 

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Canali Kei jacket, 55/45 linen/cotton, EU 54. Needs a steam.

 

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Canali striped suit, EU 48

 

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Comme des Garçons Homme Plus, 18 x 34/35

 

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DSquared, L, looks NWOT

 

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Liberty of London x Target, XL

 

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Odd vest by JH Buckingham (at least I hope it's an odd vest... hell of a suit if it's not)

 

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Paul Smith London made in Italy, 38R x 32 (who makes these again? Tried to find that maker tag thread but couldn't)

 

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Paul Stuart corduroy shirt, fits and I love it so N/A

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Rogue Territory cream herringbone weave shirt, L

 

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Spaide chambray, anyone able to date this thing?

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Samband sweater, not familiar with the brand but it's nice, and Iceland is very far away.

 

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Canali, Burberry London, Canali, wool tartan for me (N/A), Liberty of London wool challis for me (N/A)

 

 

Critter ties! Love these things so N/A. Hermes x2, Trevelyan x2.

 

post #80324 of 117993
My stuff form the last two weeks or so. Like I mentioned, I haven't been getting out very much, also parden my photos, it's late, I'm shooting in shitty light and I've had a few.
First up, a few e-thrifts. From Dolfan954, sick pair of vintage hunting boots, with a unique double lacing system.
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Pony Hair, yes PONY HAIR vest from 1ofTheCoolKids. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this yet. Wes said chambray and selvedge, but I'm thinking something more along the lines of a Mad Max post-apocalyptic get up.
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And speaking of Wes, I got this in the mail from him yesterday. Yes, that's that crazy Norfolk he posted the other day. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Fit's like a glove and is being cleaned as we speak!
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Stuff I found, vintage tiny sized herringbone tweed 3-piece, already made it's way to the Cap't.

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Jil Sander for myself. I really like the kind of "poofy" collar on these 90's shirts.

Skeetastic Etro

Prada, Dig, you still looking for black shirts?

Borrell

Vintage unknown navy cashmere blazer that happens to fit me perfectly. This is the only tag on the jacket besides the union tag. If anybody has any info, I'd like to hear it. I'm also going to swap out the gold buttons for horn.
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Theory navy crushed velvet blazer for my wife.

Recent J Crew "Hacking" sport coat, for my wife.

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My wife found this, vintage, heavy, black-watch skirt.
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By far, the two nicest pieces of Hickey Freeman I've ever come across. LP super 150's, soft as a warm stick of butter.

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Suede vest by J Pizzal
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Ridiculous vintage Woolrich with plaid liner and Coyote fur trim on the hood. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Not sure what to make of these, they seem pertty nice
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You cant argue with a nice looking tie. Cotton plaid by Lands End.



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And these Alden shell full straps, thought they were going to work for me but alas, I've still got heel slippage. ffffuuuu.gif
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post #80325 of 117993
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

look real from here. luxury vintage is the new diffusion line, but its quality is probably still at or above the level of many recognized names, like thomas pink (for shirts) and that tier of quality.
nice find, imho.

 

 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


Real!

 

Thanks!

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